ODM awaits report on failed Kasarani poll
21 April 2014, 19:09
Nairobi - The Orange Democratic Movement ODM is awaiting with bated breath, the results of the botched February 28 poll probe which could have a stinging effect on the party.
The report is set to be released in the next one week and will bring with it consequences for some members of the party.
It is understood that the report has caused tension within the party due to the nature of the investigations which have centered on some of the party's bigwigs and their perceived involvement in the polls and the violence that took place on the day.
A number of senior party officials have apparently given the probe committee, led by Jotham Nyukuri a wide berth, in the process frustrating the investigations.
The investigations have centered on the goons that disrupted the elections and their reason for doing so, as well as possible links to the persons who hired the goons.
The team is also constituted of Joram Arwa, Harold Kipchumba, Isaiah Mandala, Mutalaki Mwashimba and was mandated by party leader Raila Odinga to find out the real cause of the violence.
" I mandate the committee to come to the absolute bottom of this matter and bring the culprits to book, Raila said whilst announcing the names of the committee members.
According to sources, the findings of the team have caused interest within the party so much so to the extent that the committee members have hid the location of their meetings to avoid interference.
" There is alot of interest in the committee and the work it is doing. Many fear the repurcussions, the source that did not want to be named said.
It is understood that the goons that caused the chaos have already handed in information that is incriminatory on senior party officials.
The source though, feared that the real findings would be kept under lock and key to avoid a fallout in the party.
" No one wants to see the party disintegrate even further which is why the findings may be toned down, the source added.
The polls centered largely on the battle for the Secretary General's position which was fiercely contested by Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba and Nominated Senator Dr Agnes Zani.
Both have volunteered information to the committee in a bid to clear their names.
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